Baker's Drive Thru
Brenda Martinez, #1 Women's Miler at the IEC!
Brenda Martinez, the #1 women's miler in the world this year was at the Inland Empire Challenge at Glen Helen Regional Park on October 6th. An alumni of the event and of Rancho Cucamonga High School, signed autographs, helped hand out awards, and as a member of the New Balance Track team, she will awarded special gits from New Balance to top seven individuals of the day, boys and girls. .
For those of you have have been around the running world for a while, you may recognize the name of Doug Padilla, the nation's leading distance runner through the 80's, a two time Olympian, and National record holder for the indoor two mile. Doug is also the founder of Runnercard.com a web based registration and timing system with very unique capabilities. The Inland Empire Challenge has used Runnercard since its inception.
Thanks to all of our sponsors who helped make the IEC an ongoing success.
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Baker's Drive Thru - America's First Twin Kitchen. Baker’s Drive-Thru® will celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2012. Established in 1952, Mr. Neal T. Baker’s local empire has grown to 37 restaurants, Victorville to the North, Corona to the South, Beaumont to the East and Upland to the West – to all points in-between! In that time, Baker’s has earned the title of “Best Fast Food” in San Bernardino County as voted upon by readers of the San Bernardino Sun.
Rozina and Smith Physical Therapy for all of your rehabilitation and injury evaluation needs. Located in Upland they are in a great location to service the West End!!
Road ID - Provider of safety products. Helps first responders hear you when you can't speak for yourself.
Maken Material Handling
Remax Time Realty
Inland Empire Escrow
AAA Portable Restrooms
The Inland Empire Challenge Honors Jeff Swigart, meet organizer.
The Inland Empire Challenge and the Riverside County running community owe a huge debt of gratitude to Jeff Swigart, former coach of Canyon Springs HS. Jeff had guided the Riverside County Championships for many years and was looking for a way to bring even greater exposure and kudos to the athletes in the Inland Empire. Meanwhile at Rancho Cucamonga HS, Terry Tierney and Rich Morales had begun a fledgling new invitational called the Inland Empire Championships. In it's third year of competition, Jeff brought forward a proposal to merge the two meets into one meet that would stimulate interest in the Inland Empire running community, breathe new life into the Riverside County Championships, and help out the Inland Empire Championships. Thus was born the Inland Empire Challenge!
Jeff insisted on one major focus of the meet: this new invitational would do everything possible to become the best invitational in the Inland Empire, that would provide a venue for excellent competition, and that would give our participating competitors the opportunity for recognition throughout the state. Thanks to Jeff's leadership and guidance, we think that this meet has accomplished those goals and through all of the continuing support of the participating teams, we will continue to provide a fantastic meet.
The Inland Empire Challenge wishes to honor Jeff Swigart by renaming the Boys Sweepstakes race as the Jeff Swigart Boys' Sweepstakes Challenge.
Thank you, Jeff